drosophilidae

Summary

Summary: A family of the order DIPTERA. These flies are generally found around decaying vegetation and fruit. Several species, because of their short life span, giant salivary gland chromosomes, and ease of culturing, have been used extensively in studies of heredity.

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  1. Tarr o R, Rodr guez Trelles F, Ayala F. Shared nucleotide composition biases among species and their impact on phylogenetic reconstructions of the Drosophilidae. Mol Biol Evol. 2001;18:1464-73 pubmed publisher
    ..Large compositional variation exists among the members of the family Drosophilidae. Until now, however, base composition differences have been largely neglected in the formulations of the ..
  2. Lecci M, Malta T, Flausino V, Gitaí D, Ruiz J, Monesi N. Functional and bioinformatics analyses reveal conservation of cis-regulatory elements between sciaridae and drosophilidae. Genesis. 2008;46:43-51 pubmed publisher
  3. Harry M, Solignac M, Lachaise D. Molecular evidence for parallel evolution of adaptive syndromes in fig-breeding Lissocephala (Drosophilidae). Mol Phylogenet Evol. 1998;9:542-51 pubmed
    Afrotropical Lissocephala (Drosophilidae) breed strictly in syconia (figs) of Ficus (Moraceae) and have accordingly evolved specific features including modified female and eggshell morphologies, ovipositing, larval foraging, and mating ..
  4. Katoh T, Nakaya D, Tamura K, Aotsuka T. Phylogeny of the Drosophila immigrans species group (Diptera: Drosophilidae) based on Adh and Gpdh sequences. Zoolog Sci. 2007;24:913-21 pubmed
    ..maculinotata of the funebris group, although the phylogenetic relationships within this clade remain uncertain and need to be substantiated with further studies. Thus, according to the present study, the immigrans group is polyphyletic...
  5. da Silva N, de Souza Dias A, da Silva Valente V, Valiati V. Characterization of mitochondrial control region, two intergenic spacers and tRNAs of Zaprionus indianus (Diptera: Drosophilidae). Genetica. 2009;137:325-32 pubmed publisher
    ..tRNA(ile) sequence demonstrated the greatest variability when the tRNA sequences of species were compared...
  6. Schmitz H, Valente V, Hofmann P. Taxonomic survey of Drosophilidae (Diptera) from mangrove forests of Santa Catarina Island, Southern Brazil. Neotrop Entomol. 2007;36:53-64 pubmed
    ..The present survey is the first attempt to characterise the fauna of Drosophilidae in mangrove forests, an environment typical of tropical coasts worldwide...
  7. Vidal N, Ludwig A, Loreto E. Evolution of Tom, 297, 17.6 and rover retrotransposons in Drosophilidae species. Mol Genet Genomics. 2009;282:351-62 pubmed publisher
  8. Yassin A, Da Lage J, David J, Kondo M, Madi Ravazzi L, Prigent S, et al. Polyphyly of the Zaprionus genus group (Diptera: Drosophilidae). Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2010;55:335-9 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggest the necessity of taxonomic revisions for some relevant genera and species groups included within the genus Drosophila...
  9. Heredia F, Loreto E, Valente V. Complex evolution of gypsy in Drosophilid species. Mol Biol Evol. 2004;21:1831-42 pubmed

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  1. Lang M, Juan E. Binding site number variation and high-affinity binding consensus of Myb-SANT-like transcription factor Adf-1 in Drosophilidae. Nucleic Acids Res. 2010;38:6404-17 pubmed publisher
    ..Altogether, evolutionary change of ADF-1 binding regions involves both, rearrangements of complex binding site cluster and also nucleotide substitutions within sites that lead to different binding affinities...
  2. Remsen J, O Grady P. Phylogeny of Drosophilinae (Diptera: Drosophilidae), with comments on combined analysis and character support. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2002;24:249-64 pubmed
    b>Drosophilidae (Diptera) is a diverse, cosmopolitan family of flies...
  3. Gailey D, Ho S, Ohshima S, Liu J, Eyassu M, Washington M, et al. A phylogeny of the Drosophilidae using the sex-behaviour gene fruitless. Hereditas. 2000;133:81-3 pubmed
  4. Marcellini S, Simpson P. Two or four bristles: functional evolution of an enhancer of scute in Drosophilidae. PLoS Biol. 2006;4:e386 pubmed
    ..To address this problem, we focus on the dorsocentral bristles of Drosophilidae. In Drosophila melanogaster, development of these bristles depends on a cis-regulatory element, the ..
  5. Yassin A, Araripe L, Capy P, Da Lage J, Klaczko L, Maisonhaute C, et al. Grafting the molecular phylogenetic tree with morphological branches to reconstruct the evolutionary history of the genus Zaprionus (Diptera: Drosophilidae). Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2008;47:903-15 pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore, some species became recent invaders, with one, Zaprionus indianus, has successfully invaded South and North America during the last decade...
  6. Crosby M, Goodman J, Strelets V, Zhang P, Gelbart W. FlyBase: genomes by the dozen. Nucleic Acids Res. 2007;35:D486-91 pubmed
    FlyBase (http://flybase.org/) is the primary database of genetic and genomic data for the insect family Drosophilidae. Historically, Drosophila melanogaster has been the most extensively studied species in this family, but recent ..
  7. Llorens J, Clark J, Martinez Garay I, Soriano S, de Frutos R, Martínez Sebastián M. Gypsy endogenous retrovirus maintains potential infectivity in several species of Drosophilids. BMC Evol Biol. 2008;8:302 pubmed publisher
    ..The structure of gypsy includes an open reading frame resembling the retroviral gene env, which is responsible for the infectious properties of retroviruses...
  8. Ananina G, Rohde C, David J, Valente V, Klaczko L. Inversion polymorphism and a new polytene chromosome map of Zaprionus indianus Gupta (1970) (Diptera: Drosophilidae). Genetica. 2007;131:117-25 pubmed
    ..In order to facilitate further investigations, we present an updated polytene chromosome photomap, locating the breakpoints of every inversion observed in Brazilian populations...
  9. Stark J, O Grady P. Morphological variation in the forelegs of the Hawaiian Drosophilidae. I. The AMC clade. J Morphol. 2010;271:86-103 pubmed publisher
    The Hawaiian Drosophilidae possess spectacular diversity in male foreleg modifications, many of which are unknown in other Diptera...
  10. Lu J, Li T, Chen H. Molecular phylogenetic analysis of the Stegana ornatipes species group (Diptera: Drosophilidae) in China, with description of a new species. J Insect Sci. 2011;11:20 pubmed publisher
    A new species of the Stegana (Steganina) ornatipes species group (Diptera: Drosophilidae) is described from Hainan, China, S. (S.) xipengi sp. nov...
  11. Gao J, Hu Y, Toda M, Katoh T, Tamura K. Phylogenetic relationships between Sophophora and Lordiphosa, with proposition of a hypothesis on the vicariant divergences of tropical lineages between the Old and New Worlds in the family Drosophilidae. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2011;60:98-107 pubmed publisher
  12. Ludwig A, Valente V, Loreto E. Multiple invasions of Errantivirus in the genus Drosophila. Insect Mol Biol. 2008;17:113-24 pubmed publisher
    ..the env gene sequences of Errantivirus gypsy, gtwin, gypsy2, gypsy3, gypsy4 and gypsy6 was carried out in 33 Drosophilidae species. Most sequences were obtained from in silico searches in the Drosophila genomes...
  13. Otranto D, Stevens J, Testini G, Cantacessi C, Maca J. Molecular characterization and phylogenesis of Steganinae (Diptera, Drosophilidae) inferred by the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1. Med Vet Entomol. 2008;22:37-47 pubmed publisher
    The subfamily Steganinae (Diptera, Drosophilidae) includes flies which display zoophilic feeding behaviour in the larval and/or adult stages, some of which act as vectors of Spirurida eyeworms, which infect both carnivores and humans...
  14. O Grady P, DeSalle R. Out of Hawaii: the origin and biogeography of the genus Scaptomyza (Diptera: Drosophilidae). Biol Lett. 2008;4:195-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The largest radiation of species in Hawaii is the Hawaiian Drosophilidae, a group of approximately 1000 species...
  15. Gottschalk M, De Toni D, Valente V, Hofmann P. Changes in Brazilian Drosophilidae (Diptera) assemblages across an urbanisation gradient. Neotrop Entomol. 2007;36:848-62 pubmed
    The present study aims to characterise the assemblages of Drosophilidae sampled from four sites subject to different levels of urbanisation, in the city of Florianópolis, South Brazil...
  16. Wang B, Park J, Watabe H, Gao J, Xiangyu J, Aotsuka T, et al. Molecular phylogeny of the Drosophila virilis section (Diptera: Drosophilidae) based on mitochondrial and nuclear sequences. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2006;40:484-500 pubmed
    ..Based on the consideration of the phylogenetic placement of the species of the virilis section, we suggest that at least five independent migrations occurred from the Old World to the New World...
  17. DeSalle R, Branham M, O Grady P, Gatesy J. The evolution of HOM-C homeoboxes in the Dipteran family Drosophilidae. Insect Mol Biol. 2003;12:345-51 pubmed
    Forty-five new Homeotic Complex (HOM-C) homeobox sequences from six species of Drosophilidae (Drosophila heteroneura, D...
  18. Cao H, Wang X, Gao J, Prigent S, Watabe H, Zhang Y, et al. Phylogeny of the African and Asian Phortica (Drosophilidae) deduced from nuclear and mitochondrial DNA sequences. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2011;61:677-85 pubmed publisher
  19. Gregory T, Johnston J. Genome size diversity in the family Drosophilidae. Heredity (Edinb). 2008;101:228-38 pubmed publisher
    ..size estimates are reported for both male and female flies from 67 species from six genera in the family Drosophilidae, including 55 species from the genus Drosophila...
  20. van der Linde K, Houle D, Spicer G, Steppan S. A supermatrix-based molecular phylogeny of the family Drosophilidae. Genet Res (Camb). 2010;92:25-38 pubmed publisher
    ..We argue that these results support a taxonomic revision of the genus Drosophila...
  21. Lapoint R, O Grady P, Whiteman N. Diversification and dispersal of the Hawaiian Drosophilidae: the evolution of Scaptomyza. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2013;69:95-108 pubmed publisher
    ..We also identify that many of the unique ecological niches exploited by this lineage (e.g., herbivory, spider predation) arose singly and independently...
  22. Remsen J, DeSalle R. Character congruence of multiple data partitions and the origin of the Hawaiian Drosophilidae. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 1998;9:225-35 pubmed publisher
    We address two systematic questions, the origin and monophyly of the Hawaiian Drosophilidae and the question of how to analyze multiple data partitions containing disparate kinds of information, in this study...
  23. Grumbling G, Strelets V. FlyBase: anatomical data, images and queries. Nucleic Acids Res. 2006;34:D484-8 pubmed
    ..of genetic and genomic data on the model organism Drosophila melanogaster and the entire insect family Drosophilidae. The FlyBase Consortium curates, annotates, integrates and maintains a wide variety of data within this domain...
  24. Loh R, Bitner Mathé B. Variability of wing size and shape in three populations of a recent Brazilian invader, Zaprionus indianus (Diptera: Drosophilidae), from different habitats. Genetica. 2005;125:271-81 pubmed
    Zaprionus indianus (Diptera: Drosophilidae) is an African species that was introduced in Brazil near the end of the 1990's decade...
  25. W lbeck C, Simpson P. Expression of achaete-scute homologues in discrete proneural clusters on the developing notum of the medfly Ceratitis capitata, suggests a common origin for the stereotyped bristle patterns of higher Diptera. Development. 2000;127:1411-20 pubmed
    ..demonstrating that gene duplication within the achaete-scute complex preceded the separation of the families Drosophilidae and Tephritidae, whose common ancestor goes back more than 100 million years...
  26. Kostál V, Berková P, Simek P. Remodelling of membrane phospholipids during transition to diapause and cold-acclimation in the larvae of Chymomyza costata (Drosophilidae). Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol. 2003;135:407-19 pubmed
    ..Possible adaptive meaning of PL molecular species remodelling is discussed...
  27. Nielsen M, Caserta J, Kidd S, Phillips C. Functional constraint underlies 60 million year stasis of Dipteran testis-specific beta-tubulin. Evol Dev. 2006;8:23-9 pubmed
  28. Yassin A, Gidaszewski N, Albert B, Hivert J, David J, Orgogozo V, et al. The Drosophilidae (Diptera) of the Scattered Islands, with the description of a novel association with Leptadenia madagascariensis Decne. (Apocynaceae). Fly (Austin). 2012;6:298-302 pubmed publisher
    ..madagascariensis, endemic in Madagascar and Comoros, is present in this island. This is the first reported association between this plant and drosophilids...
  29. Belu M, Mizutani C. Variation in mesoderm specification across Drosophilids is compensated by different rates of myoblast fusion during body wall musculature development. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e28970 pubmed publisher
  30. Piskol R, Stephan W. The role of the effective population size in compensatory evolution. Genome Biol Evol. 2011;3:528-38 pubmed publisher
    ..The observed effects of Ne are consistent with the hypothesis that evolution of most tRNAs is governed by slightly to moderately deleterious mutations (i.e., |Nes|?5)...
  31. Wallau G, Hua Van A, Capy P, Loreto E. The evolutionary history of mariner-like elements in Neotropical drosophilids. Genetica. 2011;139:327-38 pubmed publisher
    ..vertical transfer, stochastic loss and putative events of horizontal transmission occurring between different Drosophilidae species, and even those belonging to more distantly related taxa such as Bactrocera tryoni (Tephritidae family)..
  32. Madi Ravazzi L, Segala L, Debat V, David J. Fluctuating asymmetry of meristic traits: an isofemale line analysis in an invasive drosophilid, Zaprionus indianus. Genetica. 2017;145:307-317 pubmed publisher
  33. Low S, Wong S, Ooi I, Hesse M, Städler Y, Schönenberger J, et al. Floral diversity and pollination strategies of three rheophytic Schismatoglottideae (Araceae). Plant Biol (Stuttg). 2016;18:84-97 pubmed publisher
    ..Pollinators for all investigated species were determined to be species of Colocasiomyia (Diptera: Drosophilidae).
  34. Garcia C, Hochmüller C, Valente V, Schmitz H. Drosophilid assemblages at different urbanization levels in the city of Porto Alegre, state of Rio Grande do Sul, southern Brazil. Neotrop Entomol. 2012;41:32-41 pubmed publisher
  35. Leblanc L, Rubinoff D, Wright M. Conservation implications of changes in endemic Hawaiian Drosophilidae diversity across land use gradients. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e62464 pubmed publisher
    Endemic Hawaiian Drosophilidae, a radiation of nearly 1000 species including 13 federally listed as endangered, occur mostly in intact native forest, 500-1500 m above sea level...
  36. Longdon B, Hadfield J, Webster C, Obbard D, Jiggins F. Host phylogeny determines viral persistence and replication in novel hosts. PLoS Pathog. 2011;7:e1002260 pubmed publisher
    ..Drosophila sigma viruses from the family Rhabdoviridae) to persist and replicate in 51 different species of Drosophilidae. Using a novel analytical approach we found that the host phylogeny could explain most of the variation in ..
  37. Barker J. Population structure and host-plant specialization in two Scaptodrosophila flower-breeding species. Heredity (Edinb). 2005;94:129-38 pubmed
    ..to phytophagous insect species, little attention has been paid to the possibility of host races in the Drosophilidae, although flower-breeding species, where courtship and mating take place on the flowers, are likely candidates...
  38. Yassin A, David J, Bitner Mathé B. Phenotypic variability of natural populations of an invasive drosophilid, Zaprionus indianus, on different continents: comparison of wild-living and laboratory-grown flies. C R Biol. 2009;332:898-908 pubmed publisher
    ..Sexual dimorphism was also investigated with contrasting results between traits. It is suggested that the very high invasiveness of Z. indianus might be related to a better capacity to survive adverse conditions...
  39. Otranto D, Cantacessi C, Testini G, Lia R. Phortica variegata as an intermediate host of Thelazia callipaeda under natural conditions: evidence for pathogen transmission by a male arthropod vector. Int J Parasitol. 2006;36:1167-73 pubmed
    Knowledge about Phortica variegata (Drosophilidae, Steganinae), the intermediate host of the eyeworm Thelazia callipaeda (Spirurida, Thelaziidae), is confined to experimental studies. To investigate the role P...
  40. Groen S, Humphrey P, Chevasco D, Ausubel F, Pierce N, Whiteman N. Pseudomonas syringae enhances herbivory by suppressing the reactive oxygen burst in Arabidopsis. J Insect Physiol. 2016;84:90-102 pubmed publisher
    ..syringae. Our genetic and physiological data show that P. syringae enhances S. flava feeding on infected plants at least in part by suppressing anti-herbivore defenses mediated by reactive oxygen species. ..
  41. Gruntenko N, Karpova E, Alekseev A, Chentsova N, Bogomolova E, Bownes M, et al. Effects of octopamine on reproduction, juvenile hormone metabolism, dopamine, and 20-hydroxyecdysone contents in Drosophila. Arch Insect Biochem Physiol. 2007;65:85-94 pubmed
    ..virilis; and (5) decrease the fecundity of D. melanogaster and D. virilis. A possible mechanism of action of OA as a neurohormone on the reproductive function of Drosophila is discussed...
  42. Muller M, Mendonça M, Oliveira I, de Oliveira L, Valente V, Valiati V. Courtship behavior of Zaprionus indianus (Gupta) (Diptera: Drosophilidae) from populations colonizing South America. Neotrop Entomol. 2012;41:112-20 pubmed publisher
    ..The short courtship and mating latencies recorded reveal vigorous males and receptive females, respectively...
  43. Marchiori C, Silva C. First occurrence of parasitoid Spalangia endius (Walker) (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) in pupae of Zaprionus indianus Gupta (Diptera: Drosophilidae) in Brazil. Braz J Biol. 2003;63:361-2 pubmed
    ..A total of 4 Spalangia endius specimens were obtained from 105 Zaprionus indianus pupae. The overall prevalence of parasitism was 3.8%...
  44. Hu Y, Toda M. A new species group in the genus Dichaetophora Duda (Diptera: Drosophilidae) based on a phylogenetic analysis, with descriptions of four new species from China. Zoolog Sci. 2005;22:1265-76 pubmed
    ..abnormis, Di. hainanensis, Di. bicornis, and Di. sinensis spp. nov. from China); and some representatives of related genera (Drosophila, Hirtodrosophila, and Scaptomyza)...
  45. Kellermann V, Loeschcke V, Hoffmann A, Kristensen T, Fløjgaard C, David J, et al. Phylogenetic constraints in key functional traits behind species' climate niches: patterns of desiccation and cold resistance across 95 Drosophila species. Evolution. 2012;66:3377-89 pubmed publisher
    ..Together these findings suggest species distributions are governed by evolutionarily conservative climate responses, with limited scope for rapid adaptive responses to future climate change...
  46. Rauschenbach I, Gruntenko N, Chentsova N, Adon eva N, Karpova E. Feedback regulation of juvenile hormone titer by biogenic amines in Drosophilidae. Dokl Biol Sci. 2004;397:324-5 pubmed
  47. Atrian S, S nchez Pulido L, Gonz lez Duarte R, Valencia A. Shaping of Drosophila alcohol dehydrogenase through evolution: relationship with enzyme functionality. J Mol Evol. 1998;47:211-21 pubmed
    b>Drosophilidae is a large, widely distributed family of Diptera including 61 genera, of which Drosophila is the most representative...
  48. Otranto D, Brianti E, Cantacessi C, Lia R, Maca J. The zoophilic fruitfly Phortica variegata: morphology, ecology and biological niche. Med Vet Entomol. 2006;20:358-64 pubmed
    Flies belonging to the subfamily Steganinae (Drosophilidae) display unusual zoophilic feeding habits at the adult and/or larval stage. Phortica variegata (Fallén) feeds on tears or eye liquid around the eyes of humans and carnivores...
  49. Emerich P, Valadão H, Silva J, Tidon R. High abundance of neotropical drosophilids (Diptera: Drosophilidae) in four cultivated areas of central Brazil. Neotrop Entomol. 2012;41:83-8 pubmed publisher
    ..The high abundance of drosophilids in cultivated areas, as well as the dominance of a Neotropical species (D. cardini) in the crop assemblages, was a surprising result...
  50. Usui Ishihara A, Simpson P. Differences in sensory projections between macro- and microchaetes in Drosophilid flies. Dev Biol. 2005;277:170-83 pubmed
    From examination of the central axonal projections of sensory bristles on the notum of several species of Drosophilidae, we demonstrate different features that may indicate different functions for macro- and microchaetes...
  51. Poppe J, Schmitz H, Valente V. The New World genus Rhinoleucophenga (Diptera: Drosophilidae): new species and notes on occurrence records. Zootaxa. 2015;3955:349-70 pubmed publisher
  52. Campos S, Rieger T, Santos J. Homology of polytene elements between Drosophila and Zaprionus determined by in situ hybridization in Zaprionus indianus. Genet Mol Res. 2007;6:262-76 pubmed
    ..At least chromosome V of Z. indianus seems to share synteny with the 3R arm of D. melanogaster, as indicated by the relative positions of Hsp70 and Hsr-omega, although the Dpp gene indicates a disruption of synteny in its distal region...
  53. Papaceit M, Juan E. Fate of dot chromosome genes in Drosophila willistoni and Scaptodrosophila lebanonensis determined by in situ hybridization. Chromosome Res. 1998;6:49-54 pubmed
    One modification of the primitive karyotype of the Drosophilidae is the absence of dot chromosomes. The origin of this modification is diverse...